I have a 16x32 in-ground pool with an average depth of 6 feet
(estimates). I believe the water capacity is around 20,000-25,000
gallon. I just get a water test report from a local swimming pool shop:
Free Available Chlorine (FAC): 5 (standard: 1-3 ppm)
Total Available Chlorine (TAC): 5 (standard: 1-3 ppm)
Water PH: 7 (7.4-7.6)
Total Alkalinity: 0 (standard: 80-100ppm)
Cyanuric Acid (CYA): 100 (standard: 30-50ppm)
Calcium Hardness: 40 (200-400 ppm)
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): 450 (2500 PPM Max.)
The recommendation is:
First day: First apply 39 LB Alkalinity Up. Then Apply 1 1/2 Soda Ash.
Second Day: Apply 52 LB Hardness Plus. Then add 14 1/2 LB Conditioner.
This recommendation requires a lot of chemicals to me. Though I have
bought all the chemicals needed I still hesitate to apply all of them.
Any explanation on the water condition of the pool and why need so much
My pool water supply is from well water that is hard water.
Pool was opened a month ago and according to the service company they
applied all the chemicals and water looks great now.